Are you between the ages of 8-13 and like to shoot basketball free throws? Then get ready to participate in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest to be held at 10 a.m. on Dec. 14 in the Ponderosa High School gymnasium. Sign-up for the event begins at 9:30 a.m. Boys and girls will demonstrate their skill in three separate groups: 8-9, 10-12 and 11-13 based upon their age April 1, 2009. Boys and girls compete separately and the six division winners advance to the Elks district competition on Jan. 3. Next Spring an awards dinner will honor all those who participated in the local competition. Contact your school’s teacher, sports director or committee chairman (530-677-2100) for more information.